Our last TPMS (by TST) which we used for the past few years completely failed us last month so it's time to give another one a try. Having a single-axle trailer we realize the many benefits in monitoring the pressure & temperature of the TT's 2 tires as well as the main spare tire and a 2nd extreme emergency spare tire that is for trips that are more than a few hours from home (it will stay home for local trips).
The main spare tire of course is mounted underneath the trailer. The 2nd extreme emergency spare tire travels in the bed of the truck on those longer trips (otherwise it is stored in the garage).
The 2 rolling tires as well as the main spare tire are Carlisle load D's that I prefer to maintain at 62 psi cold. The 2nd extreme emergency spare tire - the #4 tire in our case - is a TowMax load C that I prefer to maintain at 50 psi cold.
A few of the many attractive points about this particular TPMS is that it is from a large RV company - Minder Research/Valterra Products, they encourage phone contact for any/all questions, no need for an additional monitor, if your phone is off you still get an audible & visual alert from the Bluetooth adapter (which I will tuck away out of sight somewhere in the truck cab, but within earshot & reach), free batteries & O-rings until the year 2022, and one of my favorite features - you can specify parameters for each tire individually (remember that our 2nd extreme emergency spare tire is a different psi than the other 3 tires), ...
I haven't put the sensors on the tires or synced everything up yet, but hope to this weekend.
I'll also be figuring out the best location for the booster (aka repeater) and how to have it powered only when we are towing.
Here is the manual -
So for now here are a bunch of unboxing pictures from today's arrival.
To be continued ...